Found a snare?

If there is a live animal in the snare call the relevant animal welfare charity. We do not advise trying to release an animal yourself as the animal could be injured and require medical attention. Record the incident using our Snarewatch report form.


Scottish SPCA
Animal Helpline 03000 999 999

England and Wales

Cruelty line 0300 1234 999

Northern Ireland

Animal Information Line 028 3025 1000, caller ID required


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A dog received serious injuries while being walked in Whitely in Wiltshire.

After running along hedgerow around the edge of a field he returned to his walker with injuries that were described by his owner as "a huge hole in his chest and a large flap of skin hanging down exposing his muscle and nerves".

The dog was taken to the vet where he received 25 stitches in the wound which narrowly missed an artery. No snare was found but the vet described the injuries as being consistent with being entangled in a snare.

Type of snare



Whitely, Wiltshire


February 2020

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